Rogers-based CCF Brands, a consumer package goods company that produces eggs under the Great Day Farms label, has joined The Sustainability Consortium, a global organization that advances the measurement and reporting of consumer product sustainability.
CCF Brands will participate in the Food, Beverage and Agriculture Sector Working Group, which is The Sustainability Consortium’s largest and oldest sector.
“Being the first egg producer to join The Sustainability Consortium puts us at the forefront of bringing change to the way our industry produces, packages and transports a food that is enjoyed by most everyone,” Gabrielle Bartlett, CCF Brands director of sustainability, said in a statement.
CCF Brands’ sustainability practices include using 100% recycled or reclaimed paper for its pulp egg cartons; using 40% recycled materials in its foam cartons; and using only corrugated cases certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative in its egg shell business. This recycled packaging is aligned with the recent expansion of The Sustainability Consortium’s Paper sector to include pulp and forestry products.
“The Consortium is excited to welcome CCF brands. We admire their commitment to quality products and look forward to collaborating with them in the FBA Sector Working Group,” said Sarah Lewis, Sector director for The Sustainability Consortium.
In the first half of this year, the company will introduce a supplier development program that will encourage sustainability practices. CCF Brands will also set greenhouse gas emission targets with a goal of reducing all emissions, including supply chain emissions.
The Sustainability Consortium has more than 90 members from all corners of business employing over 57 million people and whose combined revenues total over $1.5 trillion.
Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas jointly administer The Sustainability Consortium, with additional operations at Wageningen University in The Netherlands.